Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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My daughter was asked to pick an ecosystem and write a paragraph about it, then make a list of things she learned while doing the assignment. She had exactly...
September 22, 2019

Wind Chimes in the Rain

I woke up this morning to the sound of wind chimes in the rain. It isn’t fall yet, but it’s definitely no longer summer: not cold, not even cool, but both ar...
September 13, 2019

How Do You Tell?

I had another good conversation yesterday with Prof. Sally Fincher, whose work was a big influence on Teaching Tech Together. The subject was notional machin...
September 05, 2019

TidyBlocks Webinar

If you’ve ever played with Scratch or another blocks-based programming tool and said, “Gee, I wish I could use something like this to wrangle data,” you’re i...
September 04, 2019

Finally Real

For the last twenty years I’ve kept a list of books and projects that I didn’t think I would ever get around to doing. I am very (very) pleased that two of t...
August 22, 2019